Mexican Hat, Utah: Mexican Hat Rock

A rock so charismatic that the nearest town was named for it. Looks more like an atomic mushroom cloud than a Mexican hat.

Address:
Mexican Hat Rock Rd, Mexican Hat, UT
Directions:
Two miles north of town on US Hwy 163, on the east side. Turn east at the brown Mexican Hat Rock highway sign onto dirt Mexican Hat Rock Rd and drive in for a closer look.
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Mexican Hat Rock.

Mexican Hat Rock

Make the drive out on the dirt trail for better angles.

[Sara S, 08/31/2017]

Mexican Hat.

Mexican Hat Rock

Large, saucer-shaped rock balanced precariously on a small delicate pillar of rock.

[John and Kristin McDonald, 05/30/2017]

A naturally eroded formation so charismatic that the nearest road and town were named for it. Tipster Roy offers: "Rumor has it that it was named Mexican Hat because no one knew for sure how to spell 'Sombrero.'"


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